December 1, 2019 Subject:
Ken Maynard - Dishonor & Redemption - Good Not Great
The plot stars Ken Maynard in a double roll and pits twin brothers against each other. One is Ken Bellamy, the sharp-shooting, two-fisted sheriff of the town who has a heavy thing going with beauty Ceciiia Parker (Mary Turner) (62 appearances between1930-84, best known as sister to Mickey Rooney's Andy Hardy). The other brother Clem is a cowering, timid storekeeper, secretly very jealous of Ken. Then there is the gang of murderous thieves led by Fred Kohler, with his lecherous grin, glinting, menacing eyes, and treacherous style. Maynard as Ken is a nice guy - hard to believe he's so tough; as Clem, his shifty eyed, mealy mouthed, cowering manner is even less believable. Not the best acting at all. But, the action keeps moving - even with a little dance hall scene for a change of pace - and there is a twist or turn that keeps things interesting and the movie is an entertaining 61 minutes.
June 15, 2013 Subject:
Better than the average "B-western"
This film contains a very good ending. I like it. It may be a "B" but there's a lot of good public domain "B" films from the 1930s. This is one of them.
May 1, 2011 Subject:
Ken Maynard Excellent in "Honor of the Range"
A fast paced western starring Ken Maynard in dual roles and Cecilia Parker as the love interest. Very good plot, reasonable acting, and interesting. The credits mention "Tarzan," which happens to be Ken Maynard's horse.
August 13, 2010 Subject:
Ken did a good job of pulling off the dual role of town sheriff, and the timid shopkeeper.
In the thirties Ken was a major player in the "B" western genre, and this production was a notch higher than what was usually produced at the time.
I'll give it five stars since it was one of the bettet westerns of the time.
October 17, 2005 Subject:
Honor or the Range
Nobody is a Ken Marnard fan and he's not so hot in this one either.
But the production quality is above average for this sort of film. The West is more realistic and the bad guys are really bad.
It's the same brother against brother story that turns up in old westerns. In this one you can believe the bad brother is actually insane, and that's different.
Better yet, someone paid attention to the scenery, it's very nice.
If it wasn't for the star this would be a really good movie.